Facing the Public
Productions / The Literary Cabaret Company
and fiction by Martina Evans
Directed by Mark Hewitt
Facing the Public was a showcase of poetry and prose
(née Cotter) exploring Irish social and political history
as refracted through the lives and accumulated experience
of the Cotter family over three or four generations.
Using words and photos, the piece took the form of a
multi-media scrapbook, or in Martina's own words: "a
detailed vision of Ireland that goes between the world of
my parents and grandparents in the 1920’s and my own
childhood in the 1970's". Performed by Martina, the piece
was given a scratch performance during the Lewes Live Lit
Festival Season, October 2007.
The book of poems,
Facing the Public,
was published to great acclaim by Anvil Press in 2009.
Left: recent photo © Barbara Piemonte, 2006
Right: the young Martina in her Communion
the much feared Black & Tans in Ireland in the 1920s.
The Boy from Durras.
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